|The Stuyvesant Park Neighborhood Association (SPNA)
serves one of New York's most pleasant communities, both diverse and stable,
from East 14th Street north to East 23rd Street and from
Stuyvesant Town west toward Irving Place and Gramercy Park. Its membership
includes tenants, homeowners, merchants, and institutions. On issues of
importance it frequently acts in concert with other citizens groups in
neighboring communities and throughout the city.
Associations active programs include restoration and maintenance projects
in the park, historical studies, landmark designations, zoning, transportation,
public hearings, crime prevention, social events, fund-raising, and
horticultural plantings. SPNA maintains a bulletin board in each section of
Stuyvesant Square Park to inform neighbors of community events and
The highlight of the year
is the Stuyvesant Park Festival, held annually in the spring. Thousands of
community residents attend and enjoy the festival, and do numerous schools,
businesses, neighborhood organizations, and city agencies.
Citizen opinion has
genuine impact in New York City, but to win the attention of elected and
appointed officials, it is essential to speak as a group. SPNA serves as an
effective channel of communication for the community, particularly at Manhattan
Community Board Six. SPNA is well known in city and state government agencies;
indeed we were officially recognized by one of them, the citys Landmarks
Preservations Commission, when it designated the Stuyvesant Square Historic
District in 1975. "The Stuyvesant Park Neighborhood Association," said the
agencys Designation Report, "provides the residents with and organization
which works constructively to prevent unwanted changes and introduce
improvements within the area."
SPNA is registered in New
York State as a no-for-profit volunteer charitable corporation. Dues and
contributions are tax-deductible. The Associations activities are guided
by and carried out through its board of directors and various committees.
Sixteen directors are elected by the membership for staggered two-year terms.
Offices include president, vice-president, treasurer, and secretary.
welcome all with an interest in the Stuyvesant Square Neighborhood to join SPNA
and to participate in our diverse activities and programs, in an area that
The New York Times has called "convenient, but off the beaten path
surrounding a little-known park." We call it Manhattans Hidden
Your SPNA membership is
strongly encouraged to make our voices heard.